Government strongly urges resident to avoid travel to Bangkok

Attention TV/radio announcers:

Please broadcast the following at frequent intervals as soon as possible:

     In view of the further worsening situation in Bangkok, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (April 13) strongly urges Hong Kong residents to avoid travelling to Thailand, particularly Bangkok, unless they have an urgent need to do so.

     Those who are already there should pay close attention to the situation there and stay away from large crowds or protesters.

     Residents who need assistance while outside Hong Kong may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852)1868.

Ends/Monday, April 13, 2009
Issued at HKT 14:30